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Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes.
A one-dimensional model describing the steady-state dynamic and diffusive behaviour of a three-layer building envelope element is developed with the objective of elucidating the physics of simultaneous heat and vapour ...
Environmental design using dynamic insulation.
(American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers., 2000-07)
In conventional airtight buildings, the architect has considerable freedom to decide how much the external environment will influence the internal heating, cooling, and ventilation loads. The services engineer provides the ...
The effect of air film thermal resistance on the behaviour of dynamic insulation.
The authors' previous analysis of dynamic insulation is extended to include the inner and outer air film resistances with the objective of modelling the variation in surface temperature with airflow. The boundary condition ...
The building envelope as an air filter.
Recent research suggests that fine-particulate air pollution increases the incidence of lung disease and premature death. In this paper, single fibre filter theory was used to predict the theoretical particulate collection ...
Dynamic insulation in multistorey buildings.
Dynamic insulation permits the movement of air and moisture through the external walls of a building to reduce heat loss and achieve high indoor air quality. The present paper details a pilot study carried out to examine ...